Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn will face the whole of the close season recovering from a shoulder injury in a bid to be fit for the start of pre-season training according to the Nottingham Post.

The 22-year-old Derby born midfielder dislocated his shoulder in the final match of the Sky Bet Championship season as Nottingham Forest demolished Ipswich Town 3-0 to secure their league status.

It has been revealed that Osborn will undergo surgery on the injury on Wednesday and it will be touch and go whether the player will be ready for pre-season training. With the midfielder set to face a fitness battle, Osborn could initially be eased back into action with light fitness work rather than be fielded in Forest’s first few pre-season friendly matches.

After failing to make the grade at Forest’s East Midlands rivals Derby County, Osborn joined The Reds’ academy system in 2003. The player was handed his senior debut for the club in March 2014 and the midfielder has gone on to make 135 appearances for Forest and has scored 10 goals.

Osborn’s good performances have recently seen the player linked with a move away from The City Ground with Newcastle United, Swansea City and Watford believed to be admirers.


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